manual trannies

Mark Trank MTrank at
Wed Jan 29 14:36:07 EST 2003

I'm more than curious about this.......I am committed to teaching my
children to learn how to drive a manual, but using the 200q20v as the guinea
pig worries the heck out of me, since it is my daily driver and will likely
continue to be for awhile.  Did you teach your kids to drive using your Audi
or another vehicle?  I personally remember that my Dad taught me using an
old truck and then I learned on a Toyota corolla, which seemed to hold up
while I figured out how to shift properly.  I have a couple years to worry
about it (oldest is 13) but never hurts to be prepared in advance!


1991 200q20v 99k miles
Message: 2
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 17:15:17 -0800
From: Chuck Pierce <cpcycle at>
To: ferd154 at, 200q20v at
Subject: Re: 20V tq as first car?

Back in 1996 we had 195k mi on our 740 turbo manual, we went to the
Volvo dealer and found that anything with some zip was a automatic ( we
were looking at used cars still $27-30K ) we then checked out the BMW
dealer and found a 525i with a stick. I must admit Audi was not in the
picture at the time. I probably could have bought a 20v for $20-25k.
We people that must drive properly shifted cars are becoming a much
smaller piece of the pie.
I made a point of my daughters learning to drive a stick.

91 20v avant still getting sorted out
95 525i 5spd
98 Acura 5 spd
86 325e 5spd
2 2002 both 4 spds
96 Ford van  auto ( only choice with V8 )

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